7th August 2012
Argentina: Gay couple legally recognised as fathers 15
10:42 PM — A gay couple in Argentina have been legally recognised as the fathers of their baby boy born by surrogate. Alejandro Grinblat and Carlos Gustavo Dermgerd had a son named Tobias on June 29th in New Delhi. He was carried by a Canadian surrogate mother.
US: Delaware governor says state could legalise marriage equality in 2013 3
10:40 PM — The governor of Delaware is confident that his state will legalise marriage equality in 2013. Jack Markell, a Democrat, told the Huffington Post that work on legislation "probably will" start as soon as the next session.
Malaysian gay couple hold wedding celebration 3
10:36 PM — A gay couple in Malaysia have held what is considered to be the country's first gay wedding celebration. Ngeo Boon Lin, a Malaysian-born pastor and his new husband, African-American music producer Phineas Newborn III, celebrated with a front of a crowd of family members, friends and journalists.
Mitt Romney ‘supports rights of gay Scout members’ 17
10:34 PM — US presidential candidate Mitt Romney is against many gay rights measures, but he does back the right of gay people to join the Scouts. In 1994, he said that while the Boy Scouts of American should be free to set its own policies, he agreed that it should allow gay people to be members, staff and volunteers.
Germany: Call for equal tax benefits for gay couples 18
5:35 PM — Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union, have called for gay couples in civil unions the same tax breaks as married couples.
US: Gay wedding magazine dubs today National Marriage Equality Day 4
4:50 PM — Equal marriage advocates in the US have dubbed today, 7 August, National Marriage Equality Day following the unofficial Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last week.
Gay man publishes father’s letter disowning him 187
3:35 PM — A gay man has published a letter sent to him by his father to disown him after he came out.
George Michael confirms appearance in Olympics closing ceremony 6
2:46 PM — George Michael has confirmed rumours he will appear in the London Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, suggesting it had been a poorly-kept secret.
Manchester: Nurse convicted of homophobic verbal abuse against policeman 22
1:50 PM — A nurse in Manchester has been convicted of homophobic abusing a policeman as he tried to break up a racially aggravated argument.
Tory poll: Dropping equal marriage and Lords reforms ‘seventh best election idea’ 73
12:46 PM — A survey by the grassroots Tory website ConservativeHome suggests dropping reform of the House of Lords and equal marriage rights for gay couples ranks seventh among readers in a list of ways to improve the party's chances at the next general election.
Obama signs military funeral protest ban bill 40
11:53 AM — US President Obama has signed a bill into law which while make protests within 300 feet of military funerals, of the kind favoured by the God Hates Fags Westboro Baptist Church, illegal.
New Archbishop of Glasgow ‘wishes he never linked MP’s death to being gay’ 92
10:31 AM — The Archbishop-elect of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has said he wishes he had 'never alluded' to the death of late gay MP David Cairns being linked to his sexuality when he spoke at a debate on religious freedom.